Unable to mount second drive with intel optane

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I have a problem: i can’t mount any of my second drive’s NTFS partitions.
I have a dual-boot with Manjaro KDE and Windows11:

  • Windows11 system partition NTFS
  • EFI
  • Manjaro partition ext4
  • SWAP


  • NTFS partition with my data archive
  • NTFS partition with programs and stuff
    (Created via WIN)

The problem:
I’m unable to mount these 2 NTFS partitions on HDD either from terminal, dolphin or fstab. While windows part on ssd working correctly in dolphin.
The weirdest part is that the manjaro lsblk can’t see any partitions on hdd:

sdb       8:16   0 931,5G  0 disk 
└─md127   9:127  0     0B  0 md   

I need to do sudo partprobe -s every time i rebooting then lsblk see:

sdb       8:16   0 931,5G  0 disk 
├─sdb1    8:17   0   100M  0 part 
├─sdb2    8:18   0   128M  0 part 
├─sdb3    8:19   0 558,9G  0 part 
├─sdb4    8:20   0   800M  0 part 
├─sdb5    8:21   0 354,9G  0 part 
├─sdb6    8:22   0  16,6G  0 part 
└─md127   9:127  0     0B  0 md   

But i’m still unable to mount manually, via dolphin or fstab.
ntfs-3g is installed, nfsfix doesn’t help, fast start on windows is switched off and windows can’t find problem with drive. Also chkdsk /f don’t see problem with these volumes.
Can you help me please?

Hi @Arturitu12, and welcome!

Please, see How to provide good information and if applicable, [HowTo] post screenshots and links

It looks like some kind of RAID it’s detecting there, albeit incorrectly. Check your BIOS/UEFI that it’s not somehow setup to use the drives in RAID.

Hello @Arturitu12 and welcome.

Which kernel do you use and with which commands you try to mount the partitions? And are there errors displayed by mounting it manually?

Right sorry, ill add output to the orginal message

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sudo mount /dev/sdb5 /home/arturitu12/Data                                                                                                                                                                             ✔ 
The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Falling back to read-only mount because the NTFS partition is in an
unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation
or fast restarting.)
Could not mount read-write, trying read-only
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy

I don’t use any kind or RAID, if that matters i have a intel optane configured with that HDD, on my previous linux (ubuntu studio) all worked nicely with it. But I switched to Manjaro cause of nvidia drivers problems with ubuntu, on manjaro drivers are working well

I see 2 quick trins:

That kernel is EOL. (End Of Life) You should change to a different (Preferably LTS) one.

That should explain, at least, a bit.

I’ve heard somewhere that this can cause issues. And I don’t have it, so I don’t have more information for you, sorry.


like i said fast startup is off also ntfsfix doesn’ help

ok ill update it

I switched to 5.12.2-2 no effect on that issue

also now is:

sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb5                                                                                                                                                                                            
Mounting volume... The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Attempting to correct errors... 
Processing $MFT and $MFTMirr...
Reading $MFT... OK
Reading $MFTMirr... OK
Comparing $MFTMirr to $MFT... OK
Processing of $MFT and $MFTMirr completed successfully.
Setting required flags on partition... OK
Going to empty the journal ($LogFile)... OK
Checking the alternate boot sector... OK
NTFS volume version is 3.1.
NTFS partition /dev/sdb5 was processed successfully. 
sudo mount /dev/sdb5 /home/arturitu12/Data                                                                                                                                                                            
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy

but every time i reboot its back to previous error


pasteboard co/YFORGKYNrCHT.jpg

next error… only appears if i use ntfsfix before shutdown/reboot
(You need to add a dot after pasteboard cause i cant include links or images in posts idk why)

My mistake, i didn’t take the time to read everything.

It’s as if the drive is too slow to start up when the system boots. You might work around this by explicitly setting mount options for its partitions, and use an option that let’s it enough time to properly start (see man mount).

Alternatively, this may be a sign that your drive is starting to fail.
S.M.A.R.T. - ArchWiki.

What looks strange to me is that its look like a RAID controller is active and ‘sdb’ is attached to it. Have you done changes in your bios/uefi or connect the hdd to an other sata port?

nothing at all, like i said maybe its cause of optane. But i had prevoilsy dual-boot Ubuntu Studio and same Win11 everything was ok.

again you didn’t read, i done fstab and mountpoint and its not working aslo my fstab:

UUID=C4809BFD809BF460                     /home/arturitu12/Programy ntfs-3g auto,nofail,uid=1000,gid=1000,utf8,umask=022,defaults 0 0
UUID=FCB0AC91B0AC5444                     /home/arturitu12/Data ntfs-3g auto,nofail,uid=1000,gid=1000,utf8,umask=022,defaults 0 0

Hello @Arturitu12 and welcome :wink:

What I understand here is:

  1. You have Intel RAID Controller which is running in AHCI mode:
  1. As you said, you have a an Intel Optane running, there which is by definition like a special raid1 software mode.
  1. I believe (not sure), that the MetaCache is on the optane drive and therefore it cannot be mounted.

I am not an expert of Intel Fake Raid or Optane, but could you run and post the output?

sudo mdadm --detail --scan

I believe the drive is blocked, because it is somehow linked to the Optane Drive.

Hi, here you are:

sudo mdadm --detail --scan                                                                                                                                                                                   
ARRAY /dev/md/imsm0 metadata=imsm UUID=08ee01e5:0219ee1f:f0b84d98:b60c2a9b

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OK, idea for checking the drive:

Please post the output of:


as well as

smartctl  --all /dev/sda


smartctl  --all /dev/sdb


smartctl  --all /dev/sdc
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